Category Archives: pinwheel block

Video tutorial: Wonky pinwheel beginner block

Video tutorial: Wonky pinwheel block

Do you have a pack of charm squares or two? This is the project for you!

How to make Wonky pinwheel quilt block

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Video tutorial: 2 quick and easy paper pinwheel quilt blocks

Video tutorial: 2 pinwheel quilt blocks

These two blocks look very much the same but one of them is a 3D block.

How to make 2 paper pinwheel quilt blocks

Learn to make this block in over 3 minutes:

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Quick and easy paper pinwheel quilt block video tutorial

Quick and easy paper pinwheel quilt block video tutorial

How to make a paper pinwheel quilt block

Learn to make this block in 2 minutes:

This block is made with half square triangles (HSTs) and squares.

It’s a beginner quilt block.

Block size

12 1/2 inches.

Materials

  • 1 white 5 1/2 inch square
  • 1 dark red 5 1/2 inch square
  • 2 medium red 5 1/2 inch squares
  • 8 white 3 1/2 inch squares

This block looks best when both fabrics have high contrast and the darker fabric is only used in the four  half square triangles in the centre of the block. This gives a more 3D look.

Quick and easy paper pinwheel quilt block video tutorial

Video tutorial: paper pinwheel quilt block

Video tutorial: Rail fence variations quilt blocks tutorial

Video tutorial: Rail fence variations blockHow to make rail fence variations quilt blocks

Learn how to make some rail fence variations quilt blocks in just over 2 minutes:

Materials for some rail fence variations quilt blocks

  • 3 strips 15 x 1 1/2 inches of dark fabric
  • 3 strips 15 x 1 1/2 inches of medium volume fabric
  • 3 strips 15 x 1 1/2 inches of low volume fabric
  • Five 3 1/2 inch squares in dark fabric
  • Five 3 1/2 inch squares in medium volume fabric
  • Five 3 1/2 inch squares in low volume fabric

Block size

Each strip makes four 3 1/2 inch squares.

Four patch  blocks measure 6 1/2  inch square.

Nine patch blocks measure 9 1/2 inch square.

Some of the blocks

Have a look at some of the variations you can obtain:

4-patch quilting blocks

Video tutorial: Rail fence variations quilt blocks tutorial

Video tutorial: Rail fence variations quilt blocks tutorial

Video tutorial: Rail fence variations quilt blocks tutorial

Video tutorial: Rail fence variations quilt blocks tutorial

9-patch quilting blocks

Video tutorial: Rail fence variations quilt blocks tutorial

Video tutorial: Rail fence variations quilt blocks tutorial

Video tutorial: Rail fence variations quilt blocks tutorial

Video tutorial: Rail fence variations quilt blocks tutorial

Video tutorial: Rail fence variations quilt blocks tutorial

 

Block 11: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Block 11: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

How to make a disappearing pinwheel block

Learn how to make this block in less than 2 minutes.

Materials

  • Two 9 3/8 inch squares in contrasting fabrics

Block size

The finished block is 10 1/4 inch square.

How to arrange the patches to make this block

Block 11: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Sew in rows and then the rows together.

Block 11: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Quilt design ideas

You can make a whole quilt with one single block.

With sashing

Block 11: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Block 11: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Without sashing

Block 11: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Block 11: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Visual process

Block 11: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler